Every year between the months of November and December, on average, 240 people are injured from holiday decorating related activities. This means that every year 14,000 people are injured between these months, resulting in about 10 people every hour taken to an emergency room for injuries that are 100% preventable.
- Adult falls (mostly from ladders), but also cuts, burns and back strains from decorating
- Fires: Most tree fires happen between Christmas Day and New Year's because trees are dried out from being in warm homes and not watered. Other risks include the tree being placed too close to hearth of fireplace, strands of lights exceeding maximum number of strands plugged together.
- Falls and poisonings among toddler-aged children: These include falls from shopping carts and escalators and poisoning from holiday plants.